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Commentary: Cosgrove right man to change VA culture Commentary: Cosgrove right man to change VA culture
8 weeks ago - - MARTIN SCHRAM
Washington’s ever-anonymous Great Mentioner, who surfaces only when trial balloons need launching, just floated another not-quite-yet-official word: [Read More]
Commentary: GOP still searching for an agenda Commentary: GOP still searching for an agenda
8 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
The midterm elections are less than six months away, and Republicans still can’t agree among themselves on what it will take to win. [Read More]
Commentary: Negotiating with terrorists Commentary: Negotiating with terrorists
8 weeks ago - - CAL THOMAS
Euphoria over the Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quickly tempered by media reports that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and that his father made comments opposing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. [Read More]
Commentary: On inequality denial Commentary: On inequality denial
8 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
A while back I published an article titled “The Rich, the Right, and the Facts,” in which I described politically motivated efforts to deny the obvious — the sharp rise in U.S. inequality, especially at the very top of the income scale. [Read More]
Commentary: A past not past Commentary: A past not past
8 weeks ago - - MAUREEN DOWD
As I walk up to Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in Washington, D.C., to meet Gerry Adams, I’m surprised to see him sitting alone outside. Wearing a dark three-piece tweed suit with a green ribbon on the lapel, the alleged terrorist on the terrace is calmly reading some papers. [Read More]
Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over Commentary: Time for harmless inaction over
8 weeks ago - - DAN THOMASSON
The humorist said of Calvin Coolidge, “He didn’t do anything, but that is exactly what we wanted done.” In 1948, Harry Truman won his own term in the White House by railing against the do-nothingness of the Congress controlled by the Republicans. [Read More]
RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is 'culture' at fault in shootings? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Is 'culture' at fault in shootings?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
The Indiana Gazette continues a weekly editorial page face-off, by opposing writers on a topic of interest. Today, Ben Boychuck and Joel Mathis debate the motives in mass killings. [Read More]
Commentary: The way to read a killer like Elliot Rodger Commentary: The way to read a killer like Elliot Rodger
9 weeks ago - - JOANNA WEISS
Elliot Rodger’s mother once suggested he become a writer, and if you read his sprawling autobiography, titled “My Twisted World,” you can see why. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama's foreign policy memoir Commentary: Obama's foreign policy memoir
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
SULAIMANIYA, Iraq — When President Barack Obama sits down to write his foreign-policy memoir, he may be tempted to use as his book title the four words he reportedly uses privately to summarize the Obama doctrine: “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” (with “stuff” sometimes defined more spicily). [Read More]
Commentary: Cutting back on carbon Commentary: Cutting back on carbon
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This week the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce new rules designed to limit global warming. Although we don’t know the details yet, anti-environmental groups are already predicting vast costs and economic doom. Don’t believe them. [Read More]
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